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Bass Cabaret’s 3rd annual Bonnie & Clyde costume party is going down on Jan. 30th, featuring bass music sets by Laura Low (Lowriderz), Jillian Ann (RITUAL), Sub-Docta, Knowa Lusion, and Richard Xavier, as well as burlesque, contortion, aerial acts, stilting, swing, acrobatics and immersive theatrical experiences!

Bass Cabaret is as much a dance party as it is a cabaret show, combining burlesque, acrobatics and other circus arts with top DJs spinning booty-shaking bass music. Rooted in both bass music culture and San Francisco’s vibrant performing arts scene, Bass Cabaret brings you the best of many worlds to create an experience unlike any other. With a mission to be more than just a party, Bass Cabaret supports the ideals of Burning Man, rave culture, sex positivity, and women’s empowerment. Join us in the movement towards higher quality entertainment as we weave theatrical and interactive elements into an electronic music event, delving into a distinct theme from an era past… or perhaps one imagined.

Join Us in the 1930s

Are you ready for the ultimate nightlife experience? Bass Cabaret: Bonnie & Clyde’s Wild Romance is happening on in San Francisco (location TBA).

Perfect as a date night or group outing, the upcoming bass music / Bonnie & Clyde themed costume party will provide an atmosphere for you to connect with others both on and off the dance floor while experiencing the radiance of bass music that hits you in your solar plexus!
Categories: theater, burlesque, nightlife, date night.

Would you be shocked if I changed into something more comfortable?

- Jean Harlow in Hell’s Angels, 1930

You might come dressed like a flapper or dapper sheik / 20’s and 30’s prohibition era darling / scandalous lingerie-clad hottie / cowgirl or cowboy running from the “laws” / jazz age zoot suit-wearing gangster / jailbird / smoking hot mobster / sideshow freak / circus performer / bohemian artist / raver / Burner. Your outfit may be formal, semi-formal, or sophisticated casual, just be sure to look sexy or you won’t be let into the Speakeasy!

Of course there will be a costume contest for the best Bonnie & Clyde couple. Prize TBA.

–What is a cabaret?–

Bass Cabaret is an amazing mash-up of costumes, interactive exhibits, circus arts, performances and electronic dance music. – Examiner

Cabaret is a style of variety entertainment that began in France around the turn of the 19th century, later flourishing in Germany and the United States. It typically includes music, dance, comedy, and short theatrical pieces. Bass Cabaret is a new concept which maintains the old-world charm of a traditional cabaret, combined with a modern taste in music.

–What is the music like?–

Whether you’re into dubstep, trap, glitch or any other soundsystem-rich music — or if you’re more into the titillating and visually inviting elements of the circus arts — Bass Cabaret provides all of the above in one, big 19th-century-inspired costume party. –

We define bass music in loose terms; our flavor is on the sexy side of UK bass, future bass, drum and bass, melodic dubstep, booty bass, deep house, breaks, glitch, mid-tempo, bassline… you get the idea. We provide a well-thought-out lineup of artists that enjoy playing to the crowd and are fun and sexy to watch. Many of these artists are producers and musicians in addition to DJs and they appreciate the full spectrum of Bass Cabaret as an engaging party experience for you.  We appreciate perfectly-engineered sound that feels right at a party this size, and features crisp defined highs, tailored mids and thumping lows that you can groove to on a superb speaker system. Just be sure to put your dancing shoes on and get ready for a booming good time!

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Bass Cabaret: Queen of Pearls' Mad Tea Party

Our most recent show in San Francisco, Bass Cabaret: the Queen of Pearls’ Mad Tea Party,” was an Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass variety show and dance party with performance artists portraying your favorite characters from the classic novels as well as some new ones. Bass Cabaret featured RITUAL fashion as a headliner and an integral part of the theatrical experience, with their haute couture line of fashion being shown in an avant-garde Wonderland-themed runway show alongside performing artists including pole acrobats, burlesque artists, bellydancers, a stilt walker, and a violinist from both coasts representing New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and of course, San Francisco.